112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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 The Duplicitous Nature of Empathy in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go

Jeffery Anderson, California State University, Los Angeles

Never Let Me Go raises many pertinent questions concerning human rights especially when applied to the future of cloning. Reading NLMG in light of two competing theorists, Lynn Hunt author of Inventing Human Rights and Michel Foucault author of Discipline and Punish, exposes the largely forgotten and nebulous concept of empathy and its potential use for manipulation. NLMG redefines empathy for a new class of human, the clone, and shows empathy’s use as an ideological tool for control.

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